Friday, December 30, 2011

VHS Memories X: Freddy vs. Jason II-A Nightmare on Advertising Street

The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is probably the most successful slasher movie franchise besides Friday the 13th.  With two iconic villain in Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, it stands to reason both franchises would get some seriously interesting ads for home video releases or TV airings.  Since we are coming to the point in the Fangoria articles where these two will really begin to take over, here are a few pretty decent ones.

Let's start with some ads for the first Friday the 13th.

I loved it when USA would do Friday the 13th marathons.  Even better would be when Joe Bob Briggs ran five of the films on Halloween.  Great stuff.

Looks like we had a pseudo showdown between the two well before 2003!

 Here are some NOES VHS ads from Fangoria.

And finally, I love that not only did Freddy's Dead tosses in a Terminator 2 reference after its opening weekend, but they even had Freddy wearing those crappy 3-D glasses.  Talk about being committed to your gimmick!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

For some ungodly reason, I find this movie moderately entertaining.  Sometimes you come across a movie that you know is bad but for some strange reason, it ends up being entertaining all the same.  Released in late August of 1991, it's a super-macho buddy movie starring Mickey Rourke as a motorcycle riding loner named Harley Davidson and Don Johnson as his cowboy buddy Robert who goes by the Marlboro Man.  What little story there is revolves around the duo trying to save their favorite bar from being closed down due to the lease expiring.

Harley has the bright idea to rob the bank that owns the bar's lease and in the course of the heist, they inadvertently steal a ton of drugs belonging to the bank manager Chase Wilder (Tom Sizemore).  Wilder sends out a hit squad in armored trench coats led by Daniel Baldwin and apart from some disconnected romantic interludes between Johnson and a cop played by Chelsea Field, very little outside of banter and bullets occurs.

Performances are generally non-existent with Rourke uninterested (he did this film for the money and it shows) and Johnson doing his usual charming guy routine that honestly works better on the small screen anyway.  Sizemore is in very little of it, appearing in three scenes and it really says something that I was more interested in the secretary he had played by Tia Carrere who does nothing than him.  Daniel Baldwin is okay as the main henchman but really, this kind of role doesn't really require much outside of height and a menacing voice.  There's also a small role for perpetual action movie punching bag Branscombe Richmond.  Here. he gets his ass kicked in a bar by Don Johnson.

Given the lack of any good performances, the film is left to sustain itself through style which is does fairly well.  The story takes places in a then-futuristic 1996 where it seems like the ozone layer is quickly vanishing and new designer drugs are on the market.  It's not quite a post-apocalyptic movie but it's close enough.  Also amusing is the naming of characters after alcohol and tobacco products which happily, they don't overdo.

Director Simon Wincer does an okay job with the action and humor but the script is so anemic and underdone it just doesn't register.  What we are left with is a inoffensive, lame action comedy with one or two okay moments and a generally agreeable tone.  You can afford to miss it.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I'll be taking a bit of a break from the blog until after the new year.  I hope to have several articles ready though, including a new series.  Happy Holidays, everyone!

Friday, December 23, 2011

VHS Memories IX: Cornucopia Grab Bag Part 2

More randomness, just in time for the holidays!

Let's start with an old TV Guide ad for one of the few crappy Charles Bronson 80's movies I have yet to see.  I hear it's okay, not great.

An early Fred Olen Ray movie, this is a gloriously cheesy piece of trash starring Ray's young son as the alien invader.  It's cheap, stupid and endlessly amusing.

This is a bizarre interpretation of the Whtley Streiber novel that stars Christopher Walken and is directed by Phillipe Mora, the man behind Howling 2 and 3.  It's a strange, over the top movie and I'm honestly not sure if it's so bad it's good, or just bad.

Because nothing says Merry Christmas like hordes of the undead, Freddy Krueger and crappy Cannon action films.  And no, I'm not being sarcastic here.

Ah, classic 80's comedy specials.  Oh, and a Joe Piscopo tape as well.

Another ad for The Evil that Men Do.  I think this one is from a newspaper.

Ah, a great classic from my childhood.  Maybe not as hip and funny as The Muppet Show, but just as good in terms of quality.

MGM Means...Well, in this case it means decent enough movies that are either acceptable fare or just plain underwhelming.

Maybe one of the best monster  movies of the fifties starring the oldest teenager in cinematic history.  Seriously, casting Steve McQueen as a teen in 1958 was like casting Robert Mitchum as one around the same time.  Hell, Mitchum probably looked 35 even when he was a teen!

Somehow, I think it would be more convincing if Trans World had said exactly what they had more of.  Because I'm looking at  the titles here and there ain't that much in front of me right now.

We finish things off with an ad for a Chuck Norris double feature.  It would be better if this was...Oh. let's say Silent Rage and Forced Vengeance but this isn't too bad a teaming.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Street Fighter (1994)

Here we have an example of a truly atrocious movie that is still endlessly entertaining.  Based... sort of... on the hit video game, Street Fighter stars The Muscles from Brussels as Col. William Guile, the head of an elite military unit that must liberate hostages from the fictional island Shadaloo and its deranged ruler General Bison (Raul Julia in his last role).  He's joined by his second in command (Kylie Minogue) and others such as martial artist con men Ryu and Ken who...Well, they figure into the plot but not as much as one would expect.

That's really all the plot we get and strangely enough, it doesn't hurt the movie all that much.   This is one of those movies where putting an actual story in would make the film utterly unwatchable.  Make no mistake, this is a bad, bad movie with all but one of the actors giving bad performances, a tone that seems better suited for a younger audience than one would expect and the action seems to reflect that, not going as over the top as one would hope for a film based on a video game.

Happily, we get all the over the top theatrics we could ever want from Raul Julia.  Knowing he had very little time left, he clearly did something so he would have a lot of money to leave to his family and, I like to think, he wanted to give people who enjoyed his work something to remember before he left.

He certainly delivers with a frothing mad slice of ham that makes this film a can't miss experience.  He shouts, makes wild gestures and cackles madly for the entire movie.  It's really a hell of a show.  The rest of the cast doesn't fare so well.  Van Damme is his usual self, competent but not really that great.  Minogue makes little impression and Wes Studi is adequate as a secondary villain.  Still, the film is really there for Julia to go out with a bang.

The action, as I said, is somewhat muted for the most part with the finale being the only real standout.  We get tons of hand-to hand, some gun play and a decent showdown between Guile and Bison, highlighted by Julia's theatrics.

In the end, this is a bad adaptation of the video game and, apart from Raul Julia, a bad movie in general.  I like the movie though, flaws and all.  It's one of the better video game adaptations though, though when your competition is most of Uwe Boll's filmography, that Super Mario Brothers movie with Bob Hoskins and Mortal Kombat with Christopher Lambert, that isn't saying much.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chuck Norris: The Cannon Years

After Lone Wolf McQuade, Chuck signed on with the guys at Cannon.  The results were...Well, see for yourself.

Note:  I've already covered Invasion U.S.A. elsewhere, hence it's not represented in this post.

Chuck's first film for Cannon is one of many "let's get P.O.W.s out of Vietnam" films that were out around the time.  Chuck plays Colonel James Braddock, a one man army type who escaped from a P.O.W. camp in the seventies and like Rambo the following year, goes back on a rescue mission.  This is a pretty darned great movie with good action and...Well, that's about it, really.  It's about as good as things will get here.

With his second Cannon outing, the wheels are already coming off.  This was shot back-to-back with the first one and was originally going to be released first but it was put out second after execs actually watched the movie.  It tells the tale of how Braddock escaped from his prison and apart from being a cheap, generally unpleasant and dull viewing experience for the first hour before it picks up a bit, it is also very repetitious.  I'd say this movie laps itself at least four times in the first half hour.

Still, it's worth seeing if you like bad movies.  Chuck also gets a nice, drawn out showdown with the head of the prison camp, played by Soon-Teck Oh.

Things pick up a bit with this decent actioner about an elite special forced unit that has to save hostages on a plane after it is taken over by Robert Forster as an evil Arab...Yeah.  Overlong with too much focus on the hostages (it's half of an action film and half one of those star-laden disaster movies from the 70's), when the action does kick in it kicks in hard.  It helps that backing Chuck up are two other great tough guys in Lee Marvin (sadly this would be his last role) and the late, great Steve James.

I have a grudging affection for this one in spite of its flaws.  It seems like it was on KTLA at least once a month when I was a kid and I'm pretty certain I watched it at least three or four times.  This is a flawed yet watchable good time movie.  Just be ready to fast forward through some of the filler.

Things really go downhill as we go from the passable, flawed Delta Force to this truly awful, dull Indiana Jones knock-off.  Loaded with bad humor, wretched acting and editing flaws, it is a generic adventure about fortune hunters in Mexico.  Really the only thing worth noting is that this is the last movie Chuck is in where he isn't rocking the full beard the entire film (he's seen in the beginning of Missing in Action 3 without it).

This may be Chuck's worst movie, a stunningly boring thriller about a hunt for a deranged killer.  Not even worth mentioning.

Chuck's first movie with his brother Aaron at the helm (from here on in this will be the norm) is a sappy, dull, laborious slug of a movie that occasionally remembers it's supposed to be an action film and picks things up a bit.  Here, Braddock is re-booted a bit as he goes back to save his family in Saigon he thought had been killed.  Aaron is as good a director as his brother is an actor and I have to say that getting through this thing is a true chore.  Just watch Rambo III instead.

Amazingly enough, this is better than the first one by sheer virtue that it has the balls to begin its third act fifty minutes in.  For the record, the total run time is about 111 minutes.  This time, Chuck is after slimy drug dealer Ramon Cota, Played by b-movie overacting great Billy Drago.  It's a bit dull in parts but it piles on the action and gives us another insanely over the top John P. Ryan performance as Chuck's commanding officer.  The action is pretty decent with some great stunts and lots of explosions.  Maybe the last Cannon production that was an acceptable piece of film making.

We're in the dark days for Cannon as by this point they weren't getting much into theaters.  Chuck plays an undercover cop and in a change of pace, Chuck is leaner and meaner in the way he does things...allegedly.  In truth, this is just your basic Chuck Norris movie only he has a really bad mullet.  The plot, what little there is of it, has Chuck going up against the mob, led by Michael Parks in a solid villain role.  It's got the usual action but the entertainment value is diminished by a few unfortunate bouts of racism which Cannon films tended to lapse into from time to time.  Decent film, though.

With Chuck's last Cannon film, we hit rock bottom.  Chuck plays Chicago cop Frank Shatter (no, I'm not joking) who ends up on the trail of a demon who has been killing people in an attempt to...Hell, I don't know.  All I know is that the guy is horribly played by actor Christopher Neame and the film is inexcusably dull for a supernatural thriller.  chuck should have just stayed on the set of Walker: Texas Ranger rather than do this movie.

Chuck did a few outside projects such as the Karate Kid knock-off Sidekicks, a short-lived animated series and the excrement known as Top Dog but for the most part, he stuck with the successful Walker: Texas Ranger as well as a few TV-movies.  Cannon certainly helped Chuck Norris, but you could say it also hampered him.  Happily, we will see him on the big screen again next year when The Expendables 2

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fangoria Flashbacks: Fangoria #46

Fangoria #46 August, 1985: Space Vampires and Zombies!

After the last issue, one would think it would be hard to top such a great issue...You would be wrong.  Great cover, great content, let's take a closer look.
  • Gotta love that cover.  It's one I remember seeing constantly in issues of Starlog from the same time (Starlog Press was always great about inter-promotional stuff) and it's certainly an attention grabber.
  • We kick things off (after some letters about Friday 5 and other various issues), with a nice retro piece on the 50's monster movie Fiend Without A Face.  Is it weird that I'm actually getting tired of good retrospective articles?  Just a little?  Okay, then.
  • Dr. Cyclops is up next:
  1. Big Bad Mama (1974): Classic Corman-produced action  flick starring Angie Dickinson as the title character with William and Shatner and Tom Skerrit in supporting roles.  The reason this film is being reviewed here can be summed up in two words:  Dick Miller.  I told you they had a thing for him around this time!
  2. The Black Room (1935): Another Boris Karloff movie, here he plays twin brothers in a Gothic period piece.
  3. Castle of the Walking Dead (1967): German Gothic horror with Christopher Lee as the rather oddly named Count Regula who seeks immortality or something by way of virgin blood.  I hear it's actually pretty damn good.
  4. The Monster Club (1980): A rather limp horror/comedy/musical anthology with Vincent Price and John Carradine.
  5. Phantasm (1979):  Oh, how I love this movie.  There honestly is too much for me to say without dragging this piece out to an unreasonable length so let's just say it's awesome and leave it at that.
  6. Bay of blood (1971): Mario Bava giallo that is a precursor to Friday the 13th.
  • We get a return interview with Caroline Munro that is simply fantastic, covering movies, commercials and even a little personal stuff.  No shots of her in a bikini but you can's have it all.  Right?
  • Tobe Hooper is up next with a look at Lifeforce, maybe the most expensive exploitation movie ever shot (not counting Grindhouse).  The guys at Cannon produced this and I have to say that while it does have a bad reputation, it's actually quite entertaining.  The article is solid as well.
  • We next get an amusing comic called "Sucker Swamp: A Tale of Dreadful Stupidity".  It's a gory satire of the genre that's good for a chuckle.  I kind of wish this sort of thing happened more often in the magazine.  When it's done well, as it is here, it's a nice breath of fresh air.
  • The Nightmare Library is up next and it has been expanded to two books this time.  For future reference, I will only be mentioning books in the column that I have actually read, saves time and space.
  • Next is a great set visit for Day of the Dead followed by Alex Gordon's column which covers a variety of cheesy movies.  A little unfocused, this one.
  • Another new movie preview is next with a look at the soon-to-be classic Re-Animator.  It's a nicely comprehensive set visit that really gets your mouth watering for the movie.
  • More new stuff is on tap with a look at the rather lame The Bride, featuring Sting as Dr. Frankenstein and Jennifer Beals as his latest creation.
  • We finish things off with a nice, long interview with producer Howard Koch (He's done everything from old Karloff movies to The Manchurian Candidate to Dragonslayer) and an excerpt from a book on Night of the Living Dead before the Nightmare Invasion section takes us home.
 Issue 46 is a continuation of the quality the previous two supplied.

Coming Soon: Fangoria #47-Gore Savini!

    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    VHS Memories VIII: 50 Movie Pack Frenzy Part 1

    I've got a few of those crummy 50 movie packs laying around.  The goal today?  Try and get my damn money's worth!  This may be a little scatter shot as I have no idea how far I'll be able to get in each of these films.  To be honest, the main reason some films fall into the public domain and end up on sets like is because, well, they're just unwatchable.

    The expression on the face of the poor guy on the box is about as much emotion as you are likely to see here since this riff on The Fly is deadly dull and silly.  Written by George Eastman (pity he doesn't act here), it tells the tale of a young research scientist whose experiments turn him into some sort of weird dinosaur thing.  It's pretty awful on all levels.

    From the director of the original My Bloody Valentine comes this tale of astral projection and murder as a man tries to improve his life through said astral projection only to find that he's unconsciously going on a killing spree.  Yeah.  Karen Black is about the only thing really worth watching here in this rather dull outing.  It's not horrible, just not especially good either.

    Here's one that's actually sort of okay.  James Earl Jones stars in this monster movie from 1982 about an ancient sea monster eating nubile young women on a small Greek island.  It's got reasonable pacing, Jones is solid as usual and in a very smart move, the film doesn't show much of the monster.  This is good because what we do see is less than impressive.  The film does tend to get a bit on the talky side but honestly, it's only 82 minutes and if nothing else, you get some nice scenery to look at.

    This is a really bad sci-fi film from Italy concerning astronauts helping an alien world fight off an evil force that has taken over their planet and is sending it on a collision course with Earth.  It's colorful and entertainingly silly, as most Italian Star Wars knockoffs tend to be but man is it a slog to get through at times!  I  think my favorite thing about cheap Italian sci-fi is the cheesy star fields they come up with.  Here, we get a bunch of cheap asteroids and stuff but as we move on, a few more impressive sights will appear.  Overall, I prefer Starcrash to this.

    Here's a bad piece of 70's sleaze about a deranged killer who targets...Well, you can guess from the title.  Bad acting, some admittedly enthusiastic gore and not a hell of a lot else.  Probably my favorite bit is the first kill where a guy is trying to hear the movie while his annoyingly horny (yes, there is such a thing) girlfriend whines at him.  He gets his head chopped off and for a low budget slasher film from 1976, it looks real damned good.  Still, this is definitely one to miss.

    This is a surprisingly good little horror film from Canada starring Lesleh Donaldson (a regular in early 80's slashers) as a young woman looking to turn her grandmother's old place into a bed and breakfast.  The house used to be a funeral home and sure enough, creepy things begin happening.  Naturally, there's a killer on the loose and it all builds up to...Well, sort of a lame ending.  It's very seventies in the way it goes about telling the story.  Both in a good way (decent setup) and in a bad way (the endings of these sorts of movies generally aren't so hot).  Still, it's worth a look.

    We finish things off with one of the best Lee/Cushing pairings of all time.  Horror Express is a fun Spanish horror flick about an ancient life sucking alien that gets loose on a train and begins imitating the passengers.  It's pretty much a British/Spanish version of The Thing with Lee as the scientist who has discovered the creature, Cushing as a colleague and Telly Savalas as a Cossack soldier who turns up in the last twenty minutes.  It's really fantastic.

    Prime Chuck: Early Norris

    I've covered Chuck Norris' first shot at an A-list movie, let's take a look at his early output.  I feel his early stuff (as in 1977-1983) represents his best period.  Much as I enjoy his Cannon output, I think any rational person has to admit it was pretty awful for the most part.

    Chuck's first outing is an acceptable, slightly dull b-movie about a trucker who takes on  a corrupt town boss who threatens his brother.  There's some decent enough action sprinkled throughout but for the most part it just meanders along.

    Slightly better (but still not that great) is his second movie where he plays a former CIA agent who ends up being targeted a few years after he leaves Vietnam.  It's actually a pretty blah movie with too much talk and not enough action, though there is a very nice stunt where Chuck kicks out the front windshield of a car to get a bad guy.

    Here's another one that's just sort of there as Chuck plays a karate champion who gets caught up in the search for a killer who may or many not be his next opponent in the tournament he's set to appear in.  It benefits from a fantastic cast but apart from some good action there isn't really much worth recommending.

    This is probably the biggest wasted opportunity in Chuck's career since you would think a movie featuring Chuck Norris and Lee van Cleef fighting ninjas would be pure awesomeness.  Sadly, the film, gets bogged down in it's own plot and doesn't really pick up until the last twenty minutes.  It's an okay movie that's worth seeing but be warned, it's a real slog at points. 
    Great poster art though.

    Chuck gets things pretty close to real good here as Josh Randall, head of security for a casino run by his adoptive Hong Kong family.  There's some good action, especially in the climax and some great cheesy bits of oddness.  For some reason, the adoptive family is also Jewish which makes me chuckle.  Come on, Chuck Norris at a Seder?  Jesus, that's almost too amazingly odd to contemplate!

    Another film that's sort of a miss (though still quite cool) as chuck goes up against an unstoppable killer in what is essentially Chuck Norris vs. Michael Myers.  The problem with this movie is that there isn't enough horror stuff for the horror crowd and not enough martial arts action for Chuck's audience.  Still, it's a decent enough movie that you should really see at least once just so you can say you did.

    We end with his best overall movie, a precursor to Walker: Texas Ranger that is truly a fantastic action movie.  Highlights include Chuck driving out of a grave in his truck and a final showdown with David Carradine.  I covered this pretty extensively over at The Agony Booth and I recommend you check it out over there.

    Overall, Chuck never really hit the heights of this period again.  Invasion U.S.A. and Missing in Action are good enough, but the rest of his stuff from that period ranges from okay (Code of Silence, The Hitman) to horrifically bad (Hellbound, Hero and the Terror, Top Dog).

    Monday, December 12, 2011

    I Come in Peace (1990)

    I Come in Peace (originally titled Dark Angel) is Dolph Lundgren's best movie.  A fun, brisk ride, it stars Dolph as Jack Caine, a cop on the trail of some yuppie drug dealers.  The situation gets complicated with the appearance of a huge alien drug dealer (Matthias Hues) who harvests human endorphins as they are his planet's answer to heroin or something.  Caine ends up being partnered with a by-the-book FBI agent named Arwood "Larry" Smith (played by Brian Benben) and together they end up taking on the alien with some help from another alien who turns out to be a cop.

    Cheese is the main course for the day as we get a hilarious villain who only rasps "I come in peace!" and has razor sharp Cd's as weapons.  There's plenty of action, expertly directed by Craig Baxley and the entire film has an agreeably light tone.

    Baxley has a pretty damn good track record with this movie, Action Jackson and Stone Cold.  All three are fantastic beer and pizza movies though I out of these three, I think I prefer Stone Cold.  It's got a better villain (though to be fair, having Lance Henriksen on board gives any film an edge) and the pacing is slightly better.

    I Come in Peace is one of the better "so bad, it's good" movies you are likely to find.  Dolph is just fine in his role, Hues makes a nicely imposing villain and Benben is amusing without being annoying.  It has humor, action and it goes by fast enough that it never wears out its welcome.  It's a real fun ride.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    Fangoria Flashbacks: Issue #45

    Fangoria #45 June, 1985: We Axe the Questions!

    Fangoria 45 continues the pattern of the previous issue with another solid lineup.  Kind of an esoteric cover though as the f/x article for the new Friday the 13th film has center stage, represented by...a bloody axe.  Well, at least they think outside of the box now and then which is more than can be said for the Friday the 13th movies.
    • Something cool in the letters section as not only do we get a letter from Stephen King himself, but also one from his wife Tabitha.
    • We kick things off with another Nightmare on Elm Street interview, this time with actress Heather Langenkamp.  Given she's at the early stage of her career, the article is rather brief but nevertheless it's still a solid piece.
    • Next up is an interview with b-movie director Jack Hill.  Hill was coming to the end of a working partnership with Roger Corman and from what the interview tells us, it was less than harmonious.  I don't want to get bogged down too much so let's just say that Corman's cheapness really became a problem for some around the eighties.  Regardless, the interview is fantastic.
    • Next is a look at one of my favorite horror movies of all time, Fright Night.  Director Tom Holland gives an interview and the entire article is simply fantastic, as is the movie.
    • Alex Gordon is next with a tribute to hammy British actor Tod Slaughter.  I have a few of his movies on one of those 50 movie packs that store occasionally will offer at a low price that screams out "Please take these off our hands, for the love of all that is good and holy!"  The article is one of his better pieces.
    • After a piece on a contest they put on, we get another Dick Miller interview.  Miller was sort of an unofficial mascot for the magazine during this phase and Miller is always a good interview.  It helps when your filmography is really, really long.
    • More horror ghost stuff as we get a nice interview with Cassandra Peterson, also known as Elvira.  Peterson has a background in improv comedy and gives a good interview here.
    • We now get the cover story with a look at the f/x of Friday the 13th Part V.  There are some decent gore shots and Bob Martin does a good job writing it...and also reminding us of how independent Fangoria is by essentially knocking the movie he's covering in an oblique manner.  I love this sort of thing as nothing is more dull and boring than simple, by the numbers journalism.  It's nice to read a piece from a writer who actually has an opinion!
    • We go to the book shelf now with an interview with Dean Koontz, maybe the only modern horror author as prolific as Stephen King.  It's a nice overview of his career but nothing special, much like most of his novels.
    • Up next is a look at the Larry Cohen epic The Stuff, reviewed here on this blog.  It's a nice look at the movie's f/x, courtesy of Steve Neill.
    • Dr. Cyclops is up next with another half-dozen horror releases.  And best of all, some of them I've actually seen this time!
    1. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1969): Early Dario Argento movie that's supposed to be quite excellent.
    2. Godzilla (1954): The American cut of the Japanese classic with scenes of Raymond Burr cut in.  Good stuff.
    3. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965): Fantastic anthology horror movie from Amicus featuring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
    4. House by the Cemetery (1981): One of Fulci's lesser films, a confusing mish-mash with some decent moments that are sadly few and far between.
    5. Shock Waves (1977): Zombie movie that I've always wanted to see but never have.  I hear it's pretty great.
    6. Attack of the 50 ft. Woman (1958): Camp classic about...Well, you can see the title!
    • Screenwriter Barney Cohen is next, chatting about his scripts for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter and the upcoming Killer Party.  It's decent though nothing mind-blowing.
    • Speaking of mind-blowing, next up is an interview with Jerry Warren, one of the worst filmmakers to ever make a movie.  I covered his Wild World of Batwoman over at The Agony Booth a few years back and...hell.  Either way, it's very good interview with a very bad filmmaker.
    • Nightmare Library is next with a look at a book about Stephen King called The Art of Darkness (very good read which I recommend) and the Nightmare Invasion section takes us home.
     Wow, what an issue!  This is one of the best issues the magazine ever put out with a bunch of good articles.

    Coming Soon: Fangoria #46: Space Vampires and Zombies!

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